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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2019 3:13 p.m. PST

"The battles between British and French forces during the Peninsular War (1807-14) and the Hundred Days campaign of 1815 saw both sides deploy specialist units of skirmishers trained in marksmanship and open-order combat. These ‘light' troops fulfilled several important roles on the battlefield, such as ‘masking' large bodies of close-order troops as they manoeuvred in battle, firing upon enemy troops to provoke them into attacking prematurely, and harassing enemy artillery crews and senior officers with aimed fire. On occasion, the skirmishers were tasked with special missions requiring individual initiative, such as the capture or defence of key battlefield positions, especially those situated in difficult terrain…"


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Gazzola06 Dec 2019 4:52 a.m. PST


Thanks for the heads up. At first, I thought, oh no, not another title to have to buy! I've been trying to catch up with my reading, with so many titles still yet to read. But then I saw it is not available until Feb 2020. Phew! It is now on my never ending to buy list.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2019 4:25 p.m. PST

No mention my good friend!. (smile)


Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2019 6:33 p.m. PST

Another vindication built on Sharpe??
And these things never happened elsewhere? Seems a whole series shall ensue- Woodsmen vs Redcoats; Schutzen vs Marie-Louises, etc. etc….

Gazzola15 Dec 2019 6:10 a.m. PST

Schutzen vs Marie-Louises – yeah, I'd go for that. The more the merrier I say.

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